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did find one individual who had been hit by the train and was pronounced dead at the scene. ironically, it was a police officer who was responding to the scene and somehow he got injured. he was transported from the scene with non life-threatening injuries. they have set up a bus bridge to owings mills mall because of the shutdown of the rail system. i am captain roy taylor. >> a new and disturbing motive is emerging tonight in the cafeteria shooting at perry hall high school. >> attorneys for robert gladden jr. now say he went to the school armed with a shotgun because expected and desired to be killed. david collins is live in towson tonight with more on the story. >> court testimony revealed that gladden is on a suicide
watch. he arrived in a black t-shirt with rock republic written on the back. according to his attorney, 15- year-old robert gladden went to perry hall high school armed with a shotgun and 21 rounds of ammo because he expected and desired to be killed. >> the primarily was motivated to commit suicide by cop. what he was doing was acting out in a terrible fashion in the hopes that somebody other than him would pull the trigger for him and he would then paris. >> one of his attorneys had previously said he took the gun to school to intimidate bullies and had no intention of pulling the trigger. baltimore county investigators could not confirm claims that gladden is a victim of bullying. 17-year-old daniel bowery -- daniel borowy suffered a gunshot wound to his back and was just
recently released from the hospital. according to the indictment, several others suffered minor injuries during the commotion. gladden looked just like this photo as he arrived at circuit court in towson for a bail review. he was charged with attempted first-degree murder. doctors examine his mental health. his attorneys tell the judge he is on a suicide watch. his attorneys asked for a postponement of the bail review until they had a chance to look at the doctors' report. they also asked the judge to order a report on his own life. they will use all that information to argue for bail. >> the base will begin the basic issue is the fact that he is -- the basic issue is that he can be rehabilitated. these are the kind of things the corps will be asked to consider it some point. >> according to his attorneys, he asked about daniel and
expressed relief when he was told that he was going to be ok. he also told his attorneys he would like to tell him in person how much he regrets his own behavior. >> meanwhile, baltimore county school officials are said to rollout a new building security plan that will be shared with teachers and top school staff. tim tooten is live in the newsroom with more on the story. you talked about metal detectors being used. is this plan -- >> the school superintendent says he wants to cast the net regarding safety and security. there have been two major gun incidents in baltimore county since the first day of school. one at perry hall high school in the school cafeteria, and just a few days ago, a student showed up with a loaded gun at stemmers run middle school, where he threatened his teacher and a class all of students.
school officials have called mandatory meetings with teachers and top staff from across the county to lay out a new approach to safety and security. >> tomorrow there will be information coming out that will help them to not only understand what their role is, but also to help the students understand what their role is. i believe a part of becoming out for the parents as well. >> an updated reporting system for staff and students, even an anonymous tip line, and they will talk about the role of a soon to be hired safety and security director. the teachers' union supports any training in place to help make schools safer. >> a lot of the issues have to do with warning times in advance and really paying attention, and knowing what to pay attention to. you can say a child comes to you and says so and so is doing this on facebook, i am concerned.
if it stops right there, then it stops there and something bad can happen. >> school officials have praised teachers in both incidents for their bravery, even calling them heroes. >> it could very well have been what has happened elsewhere and those brave teachers are the ones who are counted among those people that we lose. >> baltimore county parents can also expect letters home outlining the new security measures. tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> baltimore city police said robbery was the main motive behind a deadly shooting last month that left a well-known community activist critically injured and his friend dead. detectives say they don't think the one they have in custody acted alone. he is now accused of killing 37- year-old alex urick on august
10. 56-year-old larry peterson was also shot. police said the investigation is not over. >> in the arab world today, another u.s. embassy came under attack. this time it was in yemen, a company that is a stronghold of al qaeda. this is a growing crisis that is expected to become another factor in the u.s. presidential campaign. >> here on capitol hill today, republicans backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership, as angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, today the anti-american writing in yemen got out of control. storming the u.s. embassy and breaking in before police beat them back. no americans were reported hurt. it is the third arab nation
wracked by protest aimed at the u.s.. this was egypt last night, another outburst of anger over the current anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s.. secretary of state clinton tried to make clear about the video today. >> we absolutely reject the content and message. >> still, criticism from mitt romney after he accused the obama administration of sympathizing with the rioters. for the president, a foreign crisis with a chance to show of leadership and a chance for a high-profile stumble. >> i want people around world to hear me, to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> in libya, the investigation is the starting. beside the four murders and the riots, there is the bloody
rebellion in syria, and new pressure on the u.s. from israel to get tougher on iran over nuclear weapons. republicans are implying president obama is weakening. >> this is a moment for americans to show our closest allies in the middle east that we stand with them i am it -- unequivocally, no mixed signals. >> the middle east, sadly a factor in the race for the white house. the nbc news wall street journal poll found president obama with a significant advantage over mitt romney on national security and foreign affairs. steve handelsman, wbal-tv 11 news. >> meanwhile, the american muslim council as condemning the attack on the embassy in libya and the surge of violence that followed it this week. council members met this afternoon at the largest mosque in maryland, with the congregation of 2000 people. the council leaders condemned the violence and the people who
engage in such attacks are not doing so in the name of islam. >> just because someone is using the name of islam does not mean we will accept what they are doing, and we condemn it. and more vigorously than anyone else. >> they plan a meeting with interfaith leaders in the coming days and a show of peace, harmony, and coordination. >> another beautiful day in the mid-atlantic. nice weather settled last week and has been with us all week, and it is still very pleasant. 81 degrees right now at the inner harbor in downtown baltimore. across the state is very comfortable, about 80 here and 70's across much of the eastern shore. the dewpoint remains low. when the atmosphere is dry,
another beautiful night tonight. the beginning of such changes as we head for the weekend. thunderstorms in parts of the state. the forecast in just a few minutes. >> the season push for the orioles is not coming easy. baltimore needed extra innings this afternoon against the rays. sports director jerry sandusky joins us with more on an amazing september run. . >> productivity in business in baltimore that a complete standstill right now. ever where you go, everybody is listening to the orioles game. right now they are tied with tampa bay in the bottom of the 13th. the orioles to have a runner on. a nice crowd on a thursday afternoon in baltimore. a great turnout today at camden
yards for the final game in the second to last home stand of the season. a double to right-center field. the super rookie in to score. with that the orioles erase the lead of the rays and take a 2-1 advantage. a little dribbler down the left- hand line. desmond jennings comes in to score. is tied at 2, and that is where it stands. the orioles to have a runner in scoring position right now, still tied at 2-2. following this game, the orioles had out on at 10-day, 9-game road trip. >> it sounds like an exhausting road trip. venomous, scandalous, and impertinent. >> those are some of the words used by an attorney to describe accusations against her client,
lex the lawyer for anne arundel county executive john leopold is calling for testing meat be the testimony to be tossed out. the accusations were first brought to light by the 11 news i-team. the lawsuit is called in material and important. he added they contain only sensationalized allegations about irrelevant matters than double hearsay. the lawsuit of recently named leopold and three other men of sexual harassment, creating a hostile workplace. he was also accused of using spies to detect this loyalty among county employees. >> for the most part, it is business as usual on the campus of morgan state university. a man was shot there are around this time last night, forcing the campus into lockdown. we have continuing coverage of the investigation. how do students seem to be reacting tonight, nadia?
>> we just got word that there is a rally about to start at any moment now on campus. students just say it is the united front to show that the shooting should never have happened here, so we expect that to start at any moment now. in the meantime, police were on campus here all night, going from building to building to make sure the gunman was no longer here. university officials say there is always room for improvement in the response. it is business as usual at morgan state university, just a day removed after a violent act forced the northeast baltimore campus on lockdown. the incident is still on the mind of students. >> everybody is like, you are walking past the student center, isn't that where the kid got shot? >> just before 5:00 p.m. wednesday.
university officials say neither the gunman nor the victim were students at the university and are calling it a target shooting. >> it definitely is useful because we know what areas to be around and what areas to stay away from when you are on campus. >> university officials say a number of students did not receive the e-mails rot away due to technical issues. >> what apparently happened was , the website reached overload yesterday as information started going out and people started logging on to the website. but it was back up quickly, and the logjam was fixed. >> overall, university officials are pleased with the response to the shooting but said there is always room for improvement. for instance, the morgan state president will meet with members of the cabinet and others to evaluate the school's response time to the incident. the president has reached out to baltimore city government and police department on campus
security. >> we will be looking at what happened, and ways that we probably can improve or enhance security on the campus and protocols for what we do in instances like that, to examine how things work and what we can do to make them work better next time, if there is a next time. >> at last check, the shooting victim was in critical but stable condition at johns hopkins hospital and the shooter is still at large. >> after months of public hearings, the maryland public service commission held another one this afternoon to see how utility companies feel they responded. represented explain why the biggest problems the company has -- bge representatives
explained the biggest problems the company has. >> now, your insta-weather forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> clear skies across the region, high-pressure holding strong through most dairies in the mid atlantic. the satellite is beginning to show little bit of cloud cover approaching, the first signs of a front will we pushing through here tomorrow. a slight chance of shower or thunderstorm in the area tomorrow night. in the meantime, we are holding strong with this beautiful weather pattern. frederick has warmed up to 84. 82 at easton, but many areas around the baltimore region on the eastern shore are still in that mid to upper 70's. the dewpoint remain slow, so temperatures could warm into the mid-8's. another beautiful evening, clear skies, sunset at 7:17. tomorrow, the front that is out
near chicago comes rolling through. 82 in cleveland, 62 in chicago. it is kicking up some showers on the western side of the front. generally a partly cloudy day tomorrow, a little more humid but it looks like essentially dry during the day. showers in the mountains by afternoon pushing eastward tomorrow night, but they are scattered at the move into the baltimore area. about 20% chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm tomorrow night and then another high begin another badge of high pressure comes in for the weekend. the next few days are still looking really nice. a-85 tomorrow, partly cloudy skies. the sun comes up at 6:47 and goes down at 7:16. it is mainly after sunset that we have that thunderstorm threat. a high tide at fort mchenry
friday morning at 5:43. slightly better chance them have here but about 30% chance in garrett county. cool air coming in for the weekend with lows in the 40's out near deep creek lake on saturday and sunday. eastern shore locations, a 20% chance after sunset and it clears up for the weekend. same scenario at ocean city. maggie passing sprinkle friday night and then back into the sunshine for saturday and sunday -- may be a passing sprinkle friday night. other than the front coming through tomorrow night, essentially the weather pattern continues. a better chance for some showers across the area by monday, with the thunderstorm in there on tuesday and partly cloudy skies wednesday and thursday.
>> we have some breaking news from skyteam 11 in baltimore county. let's got to captain roy taylor. >> we are at middle river in baltimore county with a motorcycle crash at this location, east mt. pulaski highway. baltimore county police and fire are on the scene. they have had to shut down one lane of eastbound traffic on pulaski highway can and one lane westbound shut down as well. we don't know exactly how long it will take to clear this sucker. -- how long it will take to clear this up. >> say so long to those super sized soft drinks in the big apple. >> some soda makers are upset, in tonight's medical alert. >> video of a devastating scene, coming up. >> an online photo contest
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>> of family in middle river is looking for another place to sleep tonight after fast-moving car for their home this morning. the rebels to rescue everyone inside, but the damage -- they were able to rescue everyone in sight, but the damage left behind is extensive. >> it is official now, soon you will not be able to buy super size, sugary drinks and many establishments throughout new york city. a law was passed that would ban buying sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. it does not affect beverages sold in grocery stores.
could starbucks be the answer to reaching your weight-loss goals? christine hall said she lost nearly 85 pounds after eating three meals a day there every day for two years at a local starbucks. she did not do it by eating muffins and danish. she said she counted her calories and g8 oatmeal, paninis, black coffee. she says she feels great. over 200 students with severe special needs now have an opportunity to plant and harvest a variety of produce year-round. they cut a ribbon at the school unveiling of fully acceptable -- fully accessible organic vegetable garden design for students with special needs. the school was awarded a $2,000 grant to find that object -- to
at 5:00 p.m. with stan stovall and donna hamilton, your forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer, and skyteam 11, covering breaking news where you live. wbal-tv 11 news at 5:00 continues now. >> online contests offer big rises four q pictures of pet's -- furcated pictures of pets. a baltimore county woman was enticed to one contest, but she changed her mind contacted us. we decided to enter the contest ourselves. >> creston williamson has a lease to love, photography's and her pet. she came across an on-line forum contest that picture interest. the contest, called the great american folk contest, is free to enter. the winner is determined monthly
by online boats. the prize is $1,000. there are other contests on the site, including one for proud parents to show off their kids. but kristin had some concerns when she went online and down complaints about the contest and that pitbull had to give up personal information about themselves to cast a vote. here is what one entry looks like on the website. we were soon bombarded with e- mails, one saying for this to everyone you know so they can vote for your picture. if i had done this, this is what my friends and family would have received. an e-mail asking them to vote so i might win the contest. but you have to enter your name, e-mail address, and phone number. once you cast your vote, you are agreeing to receive daily e-mail us from great american.
despite the fact that samantha got just one vote, mine, another e-mail saying her photo has drawn the attention of our judges and was selected to be entered into the $10,000 editors choice but photo contest. the cost into this contest is $19.99. another e-mail says samantha has been selected to appear in the most adorable but pets in america. we decided to order it. a computer security expert at johns hopkins university says sometimes the golden online contest is to collect e-mail addresses. >> oftentimes businesses will go to great lengths to try to obtain e-mail addresses. these are actually think they can sell. there is a market for live e- mail addresses that go to real people. the customer and the user needs to be wary of requests for their
e-mail address. >> we contacted the owner of great american photo contest and he said the company does not sell e-mail addresses. he says when you sign up to participate, you agree to allow greater american to share your personal information with third parties and receive advertising from their sponsors. we did find all that information in the fine print. they say it is a legitimate contest and has awarded money prizes over the last year. here is the book we order. is hardback, 84 pages, with four very small pet pictures on each page. for an additional $15, you could include information about your pet. a lot of people did that. is it worth $80? that is up to you. >> here is a look at some of our other top stories at this hour. we are continuing to follow
breaking news we told you about at the top of the hour from skyteam 11. police confirmed that a man has been struck and killed by a subway train in northwest baltimore. that happened at around 3:15 this afternoon at the metro station on wabash alabamavenue. services disrupted at this time. we will continue to follow the story for any more developments. a defense attorney for the baltimore county teenager who shot a classmate at perry hall high school said the decline was having -- was trying to have himself killed by police. 15-year-old robert gladden jr. is now on suicide watch. he faces 29 charges, including attempted murder. police have made an arrest in the case of the deadly mount vernon shooting last month. also shot was 56-year-old larry
peterson. detectives believe robbery was the main motive. they are still looking for who ever was working with him to carry out the crime. >> controversy growing tonight over what a professor at american university did right in class. a crazy start to a fire in kentucky. flames traced to one man's very vivid dreams. >> the final farewell to a national hero. and kim
>> yet another police officer in harford county has died. sgt ian loughran is the second in the line of duty who has passed away. the 43-year-old was attending a funeral service for a fellow deputy who passed away last week when he began suffering symptoms of a heart attack and passed away. the funeral for that day he was attending was a 14-year veteran
of harford county sheriff's department. just last week, an officer was killed in a free gap -- a freak accident remains under investigation. >> and t debate tonight at american university in washington after a professor breastfed her baby in class. students are divided over whether or not it was appropriate. at the center of all, a single mother who writes in her blog that her child was sick and needed to be fed, but she did not want to cancel the first day of class because of her daughter's illness. >> i was not too surprised. i think she handled it in the most professional way. >> i feel like she should have at least stepped out of the room. >> that think it was inappropriate that she brought her job to class in the first place.
it is very distracting to the students. >> american university says it does not have a policy on breast-feeding but it does give mothers a private place to pump breast milk. >> we are talking $10 a gallon in some areas, and that is for regular. some stations have hiked their retail prices to $9.99 a gallon. the franchise owners say they are protesting the parent company for charging them too much for the gas they sell. they said they will not get any money anyway so they are waging a protest. an unusual calls for far and lexington, kentucky, this morning. the people inside the bar called 911 after finding planes in their bedroom. firefighters put out the flames and the cause of the fire not something you hear every day. bar officials were told that one person who lives inside the
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critical component to developing the future bioscience work force. >> they get to use the state of the art equipment it would be using if you have a science career. >> it traveled to every county in the state. officials are working on a digital version aimed at educating 100 million students over the next few years. the megagame goes on. the teams are still tied at this hour with two runs apiece. we'll have a live report from pete gilbert as soon as it all wrapped up. >> now, your insta-weather forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> for the first time since saturday, the temperatures topped 80 degrees in baltimore. 81 at bwi marshall, beating the
average by 2 degrees. the record high was 97 and the record low was 42. 81 in downtown baltimore, 78 degrees on the eastern shore and cool and comfortable at ocean city a 74 degrees. 72 on the other side of the state at oakland. calm winds, clear skies, sunset at 7:17. a beautiful evening ahead of us. cloudiness coming across the great lakes, a 20-degree temperature drop from cleveland back to chicago. the contrasting air masses will be moving across the mid atlantic during the day tomorrow. ahead of it will be a warm, dry day to more and then the front will come sliding through after
sunset. there is not a lot of rain associated with it. one little line of showers but not a whole lot of rain, and it will not be here until tomorrow evening. warmer and more humid with south wind that 6-12. as the sun sets around 7:16 tomorrow evening, keep an eye on the western sky. on the bay tomorrow, when some of the south was waves about 1 foot. nadine is expected to become a hurricane. the national hurricane center still has nadine as a tropical storm with 70-mile an hour winds moving at 60 miles an hour. is expected to really become a category one hurricane as it makes its way into the central atlantic and the n. -- and in its push stock to the north and east. well to the east of bermuda and
really no threat to any major land areas over the next three or four days. the forecast around baltimore, 80 degrees tomorrow and then a chance for an evening thunderstorm, but only a 20% chance. sunny and partly cloudy skies sunday and a better range chance arrives on monday and tuesday with partly cloudy again for the middle of next week. >> we begin tonight consumer alert with a look at wall street, turmoil in the middle east, and a key decision by the federal reserve. the dow jones is up more than 200. , the nasdaq over 1400 right now, up 23 points today, and s&p 500 in the day up 32 points. you hope for job-seekers tonight as the federal reserve's brahms's $40 billion a month to jumpstart the economy.
there are hoping a plan to buy bonds will translate into more jobs across the country. >> the fed or hoping to lower interest rates and encourage spending, which could translate into more jobs. some analysts are already warning this could backfire. u.s. stocks shot up within minutes of the announcement by the federal reserve to stimulate a slow-growing economy by making it cheaper for businesses to borrow and spend. ben bernanke is hoping a positive reaction on wall street will trickle down to the unemployed. >> when the economy appears to be on a path to moderate recovery, it is not growing fast enough to make progress in reducing the unemployment rate. >> about 45,000 fewer jobs than in july and under the 200,000 jobs needed a month to lower unemployment. >> what we are about is trying to get jobs going.
>> ben bernanke says the fed will buy $40 billion worth of debt and extend protections keeping interest rates low. financial experts and lawmakers are leary, warning of unintended consequences, like rising costs for goods and services. >> this is underscoring the bad economic policies that we see coming out of this administration. >> bernanke disagrees, counting on the federal assistance to significantly reduce unemployment within the year. this move just indicates it will continue to rise until the fed sees -- until the fed sees steady recovery. >> the clock is ticking for congress to extend critical tax credits for wind power in the u.s., and now there is a call to action. our report highlights maryland as a state with immense
untapped wind energy resources, which means there are a lot of untapped sources for employment. research from the university delaware find maryland has potential for offshore wind energy that would translate into many barden jobs and stimulate the economy. the fda is warning consumers tonight about rare chemical burns reported by people using pain relief products like bengay and icy-hot. some of the birds have required hospitalization. the agency says consumers should stop using the pain relievers if they experience lines of skin injuries such as pain, swelling, or blistering of the skins. they are encouraging doctors to insure their patients on how to use those products safely. if you are planning to travel for thanksgiving, the flights will be cheap.
the cheapest they've to fly will be the monday before thanksgiving or on thanksgiving day itself, and to return any day but sunday or monday after the holiday. that will save you 15%-20%. tensions remain high in u.s. embassies around the world after that attack libya that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other staff members. we are learning more about what triggered the outrage. we will have a live update coming up. >> more than 1000 people gathered at the national cathedral today to say goodbye to neil armstrong. i am kim dacey and i will take you there next.
giant leap for mankind. >> those famous words are etched in history books. neil armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, was remembered today at the national cathedral in washington d.c. kim dacey was among those there and explain it was more a celebration of his imprint on the world and beyond. >> armstrong and the other astronauts presented the national cathedral with a piece of moonrock from their mission, so it is only fair that they hosted his final farewell. ♪ 1500 family, friends, congressman and admirers came together at the national cathedral thursday morning in tribute to neil armstrong.
>> of world icon, a national hero of unimaginable proportions. and the legend whose name will live in history long after all here today have been forgotten. >> many spoke of his accomplishments as an astronaut, the first man to walk on the moon. he developed the up -- a love of flying at a young age. they also spoke of his character, a gracious maand secretary who made -- a gracious man of integrity who made friends for life. >> he did not want attention call to himself. it would have said, is that really mean they are honoring? >> that think he would have appreciated that all of his friends were here. >> among the crowd were many fellow astronauts including john glenn, buzz aldrin and michael
collins. even total strangers came out to honor the first man to walk on the moon, an event who touched everyone who's watched it. >> it was out of science fiction for us. >> it was a very powerful thing in my life and it led to be doing some great things. >> though he is gone, the impact he had on those closest to him and the entire nation is not. >> i joined a grateful nation in saluting a brave and humble servant who never stopped dreaming, never stopped working to make those dreams realities. he inspired each and everyone of us. >> the reverend who gave the homily urged all of us to remember are strong words about the breath testing -- about the breathtaking possibilities of our species. >> that is all for us at 5:00. here is a look at what is coming at new at 6:00.
>> you protests in the middle east. all will have more on that film that is triggering the outrage, coming up in a live report. >> and the motive in the perry high school shooting. details, just ahead. >> students return to classes after and on campus shooting. >> you are watching wbal-tv 11. >> live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news at 6:00. >> good evening, everyone. the white house is condemning the video that may be to blame for more protest today in the middle east. >> new details emerging in investigation of the assault in libya that ended in the killing of a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. nikole killion is live in washington with the very latest. >> libyan officials and authorities have made several arrests in connection with the attacks, but tensions remain high in the region. high in the region.